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Regional dailies splash on global warming ‘code red for humanity’

Two regional sister dailies splashed on a new United Nations report which dubbed global warming “code red for humanity”.

Both the Bristol Post and the Western Daily Press ran front pages on the release of the report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The report warned of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding across the world.

Images of wildfires adorned the front covers of both the Post and the WDP yesterday.

Bristol Code Red

UN secretary general António Guterres described the report as “a code red for humanity”.

He said: “The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.

“Global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes becoming irreversible.”

HTFP has approached the Post for a comment.